Watch NewFest Pride 2021 trailer

We kicked off 2021 Pride with a weekend-long summer series featuring six new films, a shorts program presented with Vimeo, and a handful of LGBTQ-focused panels & special events!

All features and short films playing the series were accessible via NewFest’s on-demand platform and streamed throughout the United States.

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Shorts Showcase

For the third consecutive year, NewFest & Vimeo collaborated on a bold showcase of the finest contemporary LGBTQ+ short films – from narrative to hybrid docs to animation – in celebration and support of our community and storytellers.

BETTY Season 2 Premiere + Q&A

We hosted a free virtual premiere of HBO’s BETTY Season 2: Episodes 1 & 2, which included an exclusive post-screening Q&A with the cast!

Panel: The Evolution of Black Queer Representation in Scripted TV

We hosted a free panel on the evolution and increased visibility of Black LGBTQ+ experiences in scripted TV, presented with BET!

This panel featured ​talent from behind and in front of the camera on shows TWENTIES, SISTAS, and MS. PAT!


Virtual screenplay table read event for LEGALLY BLONDE, featuring an all-star queer cast! Produced in collaboration with #MakeItGay live reads.

Event proceeds benefitted The NewFest Future Fund
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